Fall 2020 Events

This fall, all our events and programs are online! Enjoy all the Library programs you know and love right from your home or on the go.

This year, we’re introducing Make. Play. Read. Learn. Fall Edition!

Enjoy all our kids, tweens and teens programs virtually! Earn points and badges all season long for participating in a wide variety of fun, educational activities and challenges. Adults, you’re welcome to join, and no library card is required!

Need supplies? Request a Take & Make Kit each week! Reserve one at http://tiny.cc/TakeMake.

This year, we’re introducing Make. Play. Read. Learn. Fall Edition!

Enjoy all our kids, tweens and teens programs virtually! Earn points and badges all season long for participating in a wide variety of fun, educational activities and challenges. Adults, you’re welcome to join, and no library card is required!

Need supplies? Request a Take & Make Kit each week! Reserve one at http://tiny.cc/TakeMake.

Ages 0-5

Baby Bounce

Every Wednesday and Friday mornings at 10 am, Ms. Princess and Ms. Margaret have brand new Baby Bounce videos for you on Facebook. Baby Bounce is for parents and caregivers of little ones ages 0 to 18 months. With your baby on your lap, together we’ll sing and play and begin the fascinating and lifelong journey of joyful learning.

Toddler Time

Every Monday and Tuesday mornings at 11 am, Ms. Halle and Ms. Erica have brand new Toddler Time videos for you on Facebook. Toddler Time is an action-packed informal learning program for children ages 18 months to 36 months and their parents and caregivers. Toddlers and adults will learn new songs, rhymes and fingerplays, and share books.

Preschool Storytime

Every Thursday and Saturday mornings at 10:30 am, Ms. Erica and Ms. Margaret have brand new Preschool Storytime videos for you on Facebook. Preschool Storytime is for children ages 3 to 5 years old accompanied by their favorite adult. Have fun with little ones by engaging in stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, crafts, and so much more.

Dial-a-Story

Can’t get enough of our storytimes? Try Dial-a-Story! Call (423) 643-7702 any time or day and listen to 11 different children’s stories from your favorite staff members, in English and en Español! Stories are updated every week, so call back often. Then, visit mprl.chattlibrary.org to get a badge for listening!

Baby Bounce

Baby Bounce

Every Wednesday and Friday mornings at 10 am, Ms. Princess and Ms. Margaret have brand new Baby Bounce videos for you on Facebook. Baby Bounce is for parents and caregivers of little ones ages 0 to 18 months. With your baby on your lap, together we’ll sing and play and begin the fascinating and lifelong journey of joyful learning.

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Every Monday and Tuesday mornings at 11 am, Ms. Halle and Ms. Erica have brand new Toddler Time videos for you on Facebook. Toddler Time is an action-packed informal learning program for children ages 18 months to 36 months and their parents and caregivers. Toddlers and adults will learn new songs, rhymes and fingerplays, and share books.

UPDATED Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Every Thursday and Saturday mornings at 10:30 am, Ms. Erica and Ms. Margaret have brand new Preschool Storytime videos for you on Facebook. Preschool Storytime is for children ages 3 to 5 years old accompanied by their favorite adult. Have fun with little ones by engaging in stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, crafts, and so much more.

dial a story

Dial-A-Story

Can’t get enough of our storytimes? Try Dial-a-Story! Call (423) 643-7702 any time or day and listen to 11 different children’s stories from your favorite staff members, in English and en Español! Stories are updated every week, so call back often. Then, visit mprl.chattlibrary.org to get a badge for listening!

Grades K - 12

Fall Learning Programs

Every Monday – Saturday, join our kids, tweens, and teens staff from across our library branches in a variety of fun video activities. Watch, play along, and share your creations with us to earn Make. Play. Read. Learn. points and badges at mprl.chattlibrary.org. Each week there’s something new, including Gaming, Cooking, DIY, Art, STEM, Trades, Music, and more.

K-12 MPRL

Fall Learning Programs

Every Monday – Saturday, join our kids, tweens, and teens staff from across our library branches in a variety of fun video activities. Watch, play along, and share your creations with us to earn Make. Play. Read. Learn. points and badges at mprl.chattlibrary.org. Each week there’s something new, including Gaming, Cooking, DIY, Art, STEM, Trades, Music, and more.

Adults

Book Chatt Connection

Every Friday at 10:30 am, share your love of books with virtual Book Chatt Connection! Hosted by library staff, Book Chatt is the place to discuss what you’re reading, get recommendations, and ask library staff questions. Book Chatt is open to the public, and hosted on Zoom every week. For questions or to get more information, email mbanks@lib.chattanooga.gov.

Book Chatt

Book Chatt Connection

Every Friday at 10:30 am, share your love of books with virtual Book Chatt Connection! Hosted by library staff, Book Chatt is the place to discuss what you’re reading, get recommendations, and ask library staff questions. Book Chatt is open to the public, and hosted on Zoom every week. For questions or to get more information, email mbanks@lib.chattanooga.gov.

Hoopla Book Club

Every month, you’re invited to the Hoopla Book Club Hub! Our staff will select a new book each month available to download through our Hoopla library as an ebook or e-audio book. Then, we’ll get together virtually over Zoom to discuss the book and suggest other titles to each other. To get help with downloading, email mbanks@lib.chattanooga.gov.

Upcoming Book Clubs

  • August 4, 4:30 pm: The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Niyeri
  • August 25, 4:30 pm: The Bear by Andrew Krivak
  • September 15, 6:00 pm: The Leavers by Lisa Ko
Hoopla Club

Hoopla Book Club

Every month, you’re invited to the Hoopla Book Club Hub! Our staff will select a new book each month available to download through our Hoopla library as an ebook or e-audio book. Then, we’ll get together virtually over Zoom to discuss the book and suggest other titles to each other. To get help with downloading, email mbanks@lib.chattanooga.gov.

Upcoming Book Clubs

  • August 4, 4:30 pm: The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Niyeri
  • August 25, 4:30 pm: The Bear by Andrew Krivak
  • September 15, 6:00 pm: The Leavers by Lisa Ko

#CPLRecommends

Every Wednesday at 3 pm, Library Pages Meagan and Ann take over our Twitter to give you personalized recommendations! If there’s a book, comic, tv show, movie, or even a genre you love, tweet it out on Wednesdays with the hashtag #CPLRecommends, and they’ll find you your next favorite thing!

CPL Recommends

#CPLRecommends

Every Wednesday at 3 pm, Library Pages Meagan and Ann take over our Twitter to give you personalized recommendations! If there’s a book, comic, tv show, movie, or even a genre you love, tweet it out on Wednesdays with the hashtag #CPLRecommends, and they’ll find you your next favorite thing!

Gardening 101

Every Sunday at 12 pm, Ms. Diane has new gardening tutorial videos for you on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. Many of you may know Diane as the manager of our Passport Services, but she is also a master gardener with expert knowledge about cultivating and caring for plants.

Gardening 101

Gardening 101

Every Sunday at 12 pm, Ms. Diane has new gardening tutorial videos for you on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. Many of you may know Diane as the manager of our Passport Services, but she is also a master gardener with expert knowledge about cultivating and caring for plants.

Yarn Club

Every Wednesday at 5 pm, you’re invited to Yarn Club, a virtual fiber arts crafting circle. Meet fellow yarn enthusiasts, get help with your projects, and maybe learn a new technique! Get your supplies and projects together and click the link below to join us on Wednesdays.

YarnClub

Yarn Club

Every Wednesday at 5 pm, you’re invited to Yarn Club, a virtual fiber arts crafting circle. Meet fellow yarn enthusiasts, get help with your projects, and maybe learn a new technique! Get your supplies and projects together and click the link below to join us on Wednesdays.

Crafting with Craft Beers

Every third Sunday of the month at 6 pm, pour a cold one, grab some supplies, and craft with the library over a drink or two! Normally held at Barley Chattanooga, Crafting with Craft Beers is happening wherever you are this summer. Visit our Facebook page to find out what each month’s seasonal craft will be, and then tune in to watch! Please craft responsibly.

CwCB

Crafting with Craft Beers

Every third Sunday of the month at 6 pm, pour a cold one, grab some supplies, and craft with the library over a drink or two! Normally held at Barley Chattanooga, Crafting with Craft Beers is happening wherever you are this summer. Visit our Facebook page to find out what each month’s seasonal craft will be, and then tune in to watch! Please craft responsibly.

Recording Studio Tutorials

Every other Saturday, Studio Manager and Sound Engineer Sam Mentzer has a brand new Studio Tutorial for you on Facebook and YouTube. Learn about music production, mastering, what to do before you enter the studio, and more. Plus, when we reopen to the public, you can book a session to record your own music or podcast!

Studio Tutorials

Recording Studio Tutorials

Every other Saturday, Studio Manager and Sound Engineer Sam Mentzer has a brand new Studio Tutorial for you on Facebook and YouTube. Learn about music production, mastering, what to do before you enter the studio, and more. Plus, when we reopen to the public, you can book a session to record your own music or podcast!

Makerspace 1-on-1

Every Tuesday – Thursday from 4 – 8 pm, book a 1-on-1 with one of our Makerspace Specialists! Though our 4th Floor may not be open to the public at this time, our specialists are now offering 45-minute 1-on-1 online appointments. Whether you need to prepare artwork for a future makerspace project or want help beginning your journey in vector art, our specialists can help you get started.

Makerspace

Makerspace 1-on-1

Every Tuesday – Thursday from 4 – 8 pm, book a 1-on-1 with one of our Makerspace Specialists! Though our 4th Floor may not be open to the public at this time, our specialists are now offering 45-minute 1-on-1 online appointments. Whether you need to prepare artwork for a future makerspace project or want help beginning your journey in vector art, our specialists can help you get started.

Computer Skills 101

Need help creating a resume or accessing your email? No matter your skill level, everyone could use some computer help at times. Library Specialist Janelle has researched and created 4 YouTube playlists full of great tutorials to help people of all skill levels. Click one of the links below to get started.

Computer Skills

Computer Skills 101

Need help creating a resume or accessing your email? No matter your skill level, everyone could use some computer help at times. Library Specialist Janelle has researched and created 4 YouTube playlists full of great tutorials to help people of all skill levels. Click one of the links below to get started.

Library Lounge

Readers, creators, artists and beat-makers, you’re invited to join Cameron “C-Grimey” Williams twice a month in the Library Lounge. Kick back, relax, and get ready to explore what’s going on at the library, in the community, and with yourself.

Library Lounge (2)

Library Lounge

Readers, creators, artists and beat-makers, you’re invited to join Cameron “C-Grimey” Williams twice a month in the Library Lounge. Kick back, relax, and get ready to explore what’s going on at the library, in the community, and with yourself.

All Ages

Dungeons and Dragons

Tween, teen and adult adventurers are invited to join our online 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons games on Discord and Roll20. Every other Monday, there’s a game at 3:30 pm for tweens ages 10 – 15 and a game at 5:30 pm for teens and adults ages 16 and up! Tween players can email DM Della at dphipps@lib.chattanooga.gov. Adult players can email DM Courtney at clewis@lib.chattanooga.gov. Beginners and experienced players both are welcome to hang out with us, slay foes, protect the weak and innocent, get lots of loot, and, of course – have a good time!

Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons

Tween, teen and adult adventurers are invited to join our online 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons games on Discord and Roll20. Every other Monday, there’s a game at 3:30 pm for tweens ages 10 – 15 and a game at 5:30 pm for teens and adults ages 16 and up! Tween players can email DM Della at dphipps@lib.chattanooga.gov. Adult players can email DM Courtney at clewis@lib.chattanooga.gov. Beginners and experienced players both are welcome to hang out with us, slay foes, protect the weak and innocent, get lots of loot, and, of course – have a good time!

Sew What Quarantine Crafts

Every Tuesday at 6 pm, Makerspace Specialist Ellie has a fun Sew What project for you on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Plus, tune in the first Saturday of every month for a special Sew What Saturday and the last Thursday of the month for a Sew What Kids video. Projects include quilting, macrame, plarn weaving, embroidery, and even cooking! All ages are welcome to participate, but we do recommend help from an adult for those under 10.

Sew What

Sew What Quarantine Crafts

Every Tuesday at 6 pm, Makerspace Specialist Ellie has a fun Sew What project for you on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Plus, tune in the first Saturday of every month for a special Sew What Saturday and the last Thursday of the month for a Sew What Kids video. Projects include quilting, macrame, plarn weaving, embroidery, and even cooking! All ages are welcome to participate, but we do recommend help from an adult for those under 10.

Bedtime Stories

Every Friday at 6 pm, unwind from the week with a special celebrity Bedtime Story on our Facebook page! Guests include Leslie Jordan, Tom Griscom, James Howard, Greg Funderburg, and more. Reading permissions from publishers vary, so some videos may not be available for long. Click the link below to watch them now!

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Every Friday at 6 pm, unwind from the week with a special celebrity Bedtime Story on our Facebook page! Guests include Leslie Jordan, Tom Griscom, James Howard, Greg Funderburg, and more. Reading permissions from publishers vary, so some videos may not be available for long. Click the link below to watch them now!

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